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Constitution Day Celebrated Across the Area

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- The United States Constitution was celebrated across the area, Tuesday.

Tuesday morning at Lane College, a special ceremony was held to commemorate the constitution's signing, which happened on September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia. The commemoration was held on the steps of the Bray Hall Administration building.

The program's speaker said even though it was crafted hundreds of years ago, the constitution still is the basis for our country, today.

"When they put pen to paper and drafted that constitution, it affected everyone then and it affects everyone now and will affect every citizen of this country in the future," said Stephen Brooks, the programs' presenter.

Also Tuesday the Jackson-Madison Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated the 226th anniversary of the signing of the constitution with its "Bells Across America" program.

The program encouraged people in the area to participate in the celebration. Members also read the preamble to the constitution.

"Most people enjoy doing this and the ringing of the bells makes them a part of the celebration and they all seem to be more patriotic when they finish this," said Jackie Utley of the Jackson Chapter of DAR.

DAR holds a similar event every year to mark Constitution Day.